Blackberry is not a cheap brand that constantly releases new models. In fact, its culture and hardware are far away from the most popular companies like Samsung or Apple. Using a Blackberry is always an interesting experience, this is why a new model got that much attention when it appeared in April 2017.
The first thing you notice with this smartphone is a good old QWERTY keyboard. Yes, that’s right, Blackberry is a phone where you will press those tiny buttons to get your stuff done. When it might seem weird and extremely uncomfortable for a modern generation, there are still many people who remember that lovely feel. The keyboard itself is great, even though buttons will seem too small if you’re not used to it. You still have sensor navigation, so it’s easy to operate this phone.
What many users put is that this model allows them to focus on what really matters. 4`5-inches screen and QWERTY don’t suggest much gaming or constant texting. Also, the screen is more square-shaped than people are used to, which makes it tougher to watch films or videos on it. This phone allows you to get your life back, stop watching videos and start sending important emails instead. This was the main feature of the ad campaign and indeed it worked. With a Keyone you won’t waste your time on unimportant texts and fun, it helps you concentrate. This seems to do its trick in heavily loaded with the information age.
A system runs on Android 7.1, also known as Nougat. This is a good stable update that scores high compared to Android Marshmallow. Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 also allows you to perform multiple tasks quite well and run different software easily. Even though you will find better processors on other models, this one is rather good.
A big minus would be the lack of dual SIM, which is an option for India only. If you take a closer look, a 64 GB, 4 GB RAM version, which seems typical for many modern phones is also an Indian option. If you’re buying Keyone in Europe or in the US, you will get a 32 GB, 3 GB RAM version.
This phone also can boast a rather decent battery, in fact, it’s the best battery and the most powerful one among other Blackberry’s models. It’s non-removable 3505mAh, which will allow you use it for a whole day. You can find better batteries in some of Lenovo models (ZUK), but even among flagman models, 3505 is not a bad number. A company claims that its usage time would equal 81 hours, but everything would depend on what you’re using your phone for.Tags: blackberry, blackberry keyone, gadget